If you’re looking for live music in the Brazos Valley this weekend, you have a smorgasbord to choose from. From contemporary acoustic guitar to country two-stepping to golden oldies to downhome gospel, music is beating out a rhythm around the region. Not to mention other entertainment options for stage performances and good food.
Here are a few opportunities to enjoy live music and other entertainment this weekend:
- Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 24-26: 30 Reasons Not To Be in a Play – The current performance by Brazos Valley TROUPE. This acting and singing group is recognized for its youth program. This production, like many of TROUPE plays, will take place at the group’s studio on 29th Street in Bryan, Texas. Performances start at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, Jan. 25: For a chance to taste some excellent comfort food and benefit a worthy cause at the same time, there’s the 6th Annual Comfort Food Cook-Off in Bryan, Texas. From 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, you can sample each team’s comfort food then cast your dollars to vote for your favorite. Held at First United Methodist Church of Bryan, with proceeds benefitting Family Promise of BCS.
- Friday, Jan. 25: A fundraiser for the Northgate Philharmonic symphony celebrates the theme of “A Night in Paris.” Held at A&M United Methodist Church in College Station, Texas, the evening serves up a four-course dinner by Veritas Wine and Bistro as well as classical music. Festivities begin at 5:00 p.m.
- Friday, Jan. 25: Perrine Winery in College Station, Texas, brings musician Ian Ferguson to the stage. Ferguson plays contemporary acoustic guitar, focusing on original music numbers. Music begins at 7:00 p.m.
- Friday-Sunday, Jan. 25-27: Grimes County Go Texan Weekend starts on Friday evening with dinner, a live auction, and dance with music by Jeff Woolsey and the Dancehall Kings. Activities continue throughout the day on Saturday, with a dance starting at 9:00 p.m. with music by the Desert Roads Band. Sunday there’s a cookoff and carnival. Held at Grimes County Fairgrounds.
- Saturday, Jan. 26: This small town’s regular Saturday night show kicks off at Chriesman Community Center at 6:30 p.m. This week Rimshot and other regional musicians bring country and gospel music in a family atmosphere. Held at Chriesman Community Center, FM 1363 in Chriesman, Texas.
- Saturday, Jan. 26: The 2013 OPAS Gala for the Memorial Student Center Opera and Performing Arts Society will offer dinner and a masked opera ball. This 40th anniversary celebration begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Brazos County Expo Center.
- Saturday, Jan. 26: The Texas Twisters will play for an evening of boot-scootin’ at the Western Club Bar and Grill in Navasota, Texas. Good grub up front, excellent dancing in the back. Shows usually start around 9:00 p.m.
- Saturday, Jan. 26: For a slice of downhome Americana, check out the David Michulka Band at Sons of Hermann Hall in Downtown Bryan, Texas. Dancing and good fellowship in an unpretentious venue, starting at 8:00 p.m.
- Sunday, Jan. 27: In case you can’t make the Northgate Philharmonic fundraiser on Friday night, you get another chance to hear the orchestra in concert at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday. The performance will take place at Christ United Methodist Church in College Station, Texas.
- Mondays Jan. 28-Apr. 22: The Bryan-College Station square dance club, Circle Squares Dance Club, is assisting with Monday night lessons through the City of College Station Xtra Education program. Sign up and square ‘em up!
Remember to verify events before attending, as circumstances can change.